Archive for Starrla Cray

Motorcyclist dies in Meeker County

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – A motorcyclist from South Dakota died after a crash in Harvey Township (north of Litchfield) Saturday evening, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.

Leslie Melvin Lemke, 57, of Watertown, SD was driving a 2015 Harley Davidson FLHX south on Highway 22 shortly before 9:30 p.m. when his motorcycle went off the road to the right, according to the state patrol. The motorcycle then hit a driveway approach, throwing Lemke from the bike. He was not wearing a helmet.

Lemke was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital, where he died from injuries sustained in the crash, the state patrol reported.

New 1968 exhibit opens at Cokato Museum

COKATO, MN – The Cokato Museum announces the opening of its newest temporary exhibition, “Cokato, 1968,” Friday, June 8.  Inspired by the Minnesota Historical Society’s Minnesota 1968 Project, this exhibit will look at the Cokato area during that  tumultuous year. Cokato 1968 will run through the end of September 2018.

For more information, visit, or find Cokato Museum & Akerlund Photo Studio on Facebook.

Flag retirement Thursday, June 14

COKATO, MN – Cokato American Legion Post 209 is planning a flag retirement Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at Veterans Park on Brooks Lake. This will be done in partnership with the Dassel American Legion.

The public is welcome to drop off their worn out flags at the Enterprise Dispatch office – during business hours only. Hours are Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday/Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Summer reading kick-off party Wednesday

COKATO, MN – Ralph Covert of Ralph’s World will visit the Cokato Public Library with his time machine guitar Wednesday, June 13 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to sign up for the summer reading program and enjoy root beer floats served by the Cokato Corn Carnival Royalty. No registration required. This is a Legacy event.

Storytime in Cokato June 13 and 20

COKATO, MN – Summer storytime at the Cokato Public Library will take place Wednesdays, June 13 and 20, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. No registration required. Ages 3 to 10. Sponsored by Friends Of the Cokato Area Library.

Pregnancy information event in Dassel Monday

DASSEL, MN – An afternoon for women who are expecting a child, thinking about becoming pregnant, or already are a mama and interested in learning more will take place at the Dassel History Center (901 1st St. N.) Monday June 11 at 6 p.m.

Doulas Kateri Kormann and Sundee Kuechle will discuss doulas and their role in helping mama. Chiropractor Dr. Brittany Koch will discuss various methods for helping mama through chiropractic adjustments, while herbalist Katharine Ostrowski will speak about the importance of caring for mama postpartum using herbs. Teas and light snacks provided.

The event is free to all. RSVP to or (320) 583-5029.